The next issue of Olannand is out and you can read my sheep keeping diary here, which mostly talks about mud, rain and drains. (Because that's how we roll round here, rural glamour it ain't. I mean, look at Borealis up there - he is the (supposedly) white sheep...that fleece is going to need some serious washing.)
There are some nice patterns in this issue too - I have already added some to my knitting queue, and also a good article about tapestry weaving which I was pleased to see fellow Roscommoner Francis Crowe's beautiful work in.
In other sheep related news, if you live nearby you can come and sample some of our sheep on Friday, as we team up with the amazing Harmony Farm and Slow Food North West to make epic quantities of haggis for a Burns night in the local community hall. Haggis is traditionally made from the "pluck and lights" of a sheep, which is the heart, liver and lungs. We usually throw the tongue (which is particularly delicious) in for good measure. It was with great trepidation that we made our first Haggis last year and amazingly it is surprisingly tasty. So come on down if you fancy some awesome Haggis. There will be some music and poetry too. Details on the Slow Food website.